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Posted 1 year ago

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I used to travel to NYC starting in the 1980's looking through all the movie star warehouses for original images or very rare ones. You could get a quality very rare negative to a common reproduced print, and just depended on what you wanted to spend. I was lucky to find some very rare negatives and prints where you could see all the brush strokes and touch-ups, very few around so I jumped when I saw this image.

I started getting a few images when I was just 13 years old, some signed that I still treasure of Elizabeth Taylor. Later on I was lucky enough to meet and know Chen Sam's parents, who became good friends as they were collectors like me and lived in Toronto where I was living, they suggested that i get in contact with Chen Sam, who was E.T's publicist, and later on, after the 1990's passed and Miss Sam died in Elizabeth's Los Angeles home when she became ill. I have included 2 photos of Elizabeth I got when I was 13 years old above !~

Basically I used the b&w images to blow up to 20 X 24 inch size mainly, and I hand painted them, then framed them to sell to all the collectors who wanted photos of such stars as Marilyn Monroe. Some people laughed at me when I told them I was going to paint them, but after only a year, I got quite good at it, and I was selling up to 50 large ones in a year. Of course Marilyn was my best seller. I decorated several hair salons at the time with pictures and had a lot of private clients also. I had about 3 stores that sold the pictures. I was lucky to do very well, especially at Christmas, and was able to open a lot of champagne bottles from the profits. I really treasure the years that I was selling these photos and my own photos of models, friends, and clients that I took myself. Those were the very best years !~

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  1. shell59, 1 year ago
    Wow, you were a very bright young man, that is amazing at such a young age you were headed in the right direction. The pictures are amazing.
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Not many people find their life passion at such an early age, you've done well with your talent & foresight.
    I'm so glad that we get to share your gift & these images are amazing, love them.

    David
  3. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Beautiful pics with a fantastic story. Thanks for sharing, Phil. Love your art. Very talented, indeed.
  4. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 1 year ago
    Awesomeness!!!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Bedazzled by these images, Phil.
    Wow!
  6. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time and are hugely talented at what you do and deservedly did well. All 'naturally' stunningly beautiful women!...:-)
  7. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Looking over all your posts and reading your descriptions, I have to say I was really impressed. You have some exquisite items. Thank you for sharing.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I am in love with your work !! Now if you can paint me to look like the first Elizabeth photo please :-))) xoxox
  9. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Simply beautiful, more beautiful then sexy, Phil you are very talented, I have been a great observer, or traveler, not a doer or artist. You inspire me! I am a true Phil Fan! Keep being Phil and I will have a happier life also. Don
  10. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    you are amazing phil!!!! -- just found some time to log in so i thought i would check you out first
  11. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thanks Epson233, for the generous comment and the loves.
  12. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    Thank you Lisa-lighting for the love !~
  13. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    Thank you for the love SEAN68, much appreciated !~
  14. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Stunning work on these photo's ! Your work amazes me . Love them !!!!!!! xoxox
    Oh and PS you and every young guy had a thing for 2 of the most beautiful women in the world . Liz and Marilyn :-))
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Thank you for the loves musikchoo, Roycroftbooksfromme1, toracat, egreeley1976, rocker-sd, pops52, officialfuel, inky, vetraio50, guyfrmatl, LeahGoodwin, czechman
    walksoftly, shell59 !~
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Thanks Manikin, I guess I did, also I loved the photographs the most, as I studied them and since I had no training, I learned how a lot of photos were done, studying lighting and negatives !~
  17. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    You learned well my friend :-) xoxo

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